This book distils key research and evidence about what effective teaching means in practice. Covering all aspects of teaching, it encourages the reader to reflect on their pupils, their planning, teaching and assessing and their continual professional development.
Inside Teaching has an emphasis throughout on encouraging dialogue with pupils about what they're doing, why they're doing it, and how they can evaluate and develop what they do. Including questions for reflection and summaries of key ideas, the book provides practical support to help teachers ensure that they make a real difference to their pupils' chances of success. Chapters include:
Pupils with different backgrounds and levels of support
Working with your pupils' parents and carers
Planning to frame your pupils' thinking
Developing effective feedback for your pupils
Making meetings useful
Observing lessons and being observed.
This practical book will be an essential resource for both trainee and practising teachers who want to help their pupils to fulfil their physical, emotional and intellectual potential.
John Blanchard is a former independent consultant for schools, local authorities and higher education institutions. He was a secondary school teacher and has taught on initial teacher training, bachelor's and master's programmes in education.
Introduction List of Abbreviations Part 1: Your pupils 1. Pupils with different backgrounds and levels of support 2. Your pupils' motivations to learn and do well 3. Thinking about what your pupils can achieve 4. Helping your slow-learning and under-achieving pupils do well 5. Working with your pupils' parents and carers 6. How your pupils can help decide what they learn and how they learn Part 2: Planning, teaching and assessing 7. A teacher's repertoire 8. Helping your pupils act and think, think and act 9. Planning to frame your pupils' thinking 10. Home learning 11. When to use levels or grades 12. Developing effective feedback for your pupils 13. Charting your pupils' progress and showing their achievements 14. Moderating assessments Part 3: Job satisfaction and continuing to learn about teaching 15. Making meetings useful 16. Job enrichment 17. Continuing to learn about teaching 18. Observing lessons and being observed 19. Appraisal 20. Using checklists Useful Websites Index